Community-Academic Research News 
Spring 2017
J. Ricardo Guzman with U-M SPH Dean Martin Philbert

J. Ricardo Guzman: A Legacy of Health Equity in Detroit
After nearly half a century facilitating health and human service programs for southwest Detroit's Hispanic community, Detroit Urban Research Center emeritus board member J. Ricardo Guzman has earned a much-deserved retirement from his Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role for the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, one of the founding organizations of the Detroit URC board. Click here for a reflective interview with this Detroit leader.

The 5th Annual Detroit URC Networking Social will take place at Sindbad's Restaurant on  Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 5:30 to 8 pm. Through both structured and unstructured activities, this annual gathering provides a unique opportunity to meet others with similar interests and to identify potential partners for future collaborations. Complimentary appetizers, transportation to and from Ann Arbor, and valet parking are all provided. Click here for event page

Third CBPR Partnership Academy Cohort
Congratulations to 12 community-academic teams from throughout the United States who have been accepted to the CBPR Partnership Academy. Offered by the Detroit URC and funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for new community-academic partnerships that are interested in exploring and engaging in a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to eliminate inequities in their communities. The third cohort will kick off their program in Ann Arbor on Sunday, July 16, 2017Learn more

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, one of our affiliated partnerships, Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CAPHE) , will be releasing a Public Health Action Plan, a scientifically informed compilation of recommendations for short-, mid- and long-term strategies to reduce air pollutants and their adverse effect on health in Detroit. Over the next year and a half, CAPHE will implement key selected strategies to help improve air quality in the city.   Learn more
On May 3, 2017, U-M is hosting a daylong showcase of research and learning practices advanced in and with Detroit. Titled "um3detroit," this interdisciplinary gathering brings together researchers, educators, and students-from across the three U-M campuses and Detroit-based organizations-to share and strengthen our connections to Detroit and each other. The event is FREE, but registration is required. Learn more
As the Detroit URC enters its 22nd year of fostering health equity through community-based participatory research (CBPR), we recognize that this important, collective work is only made possible through the ongoing collaboration among these exceptional partner organizations: 
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